Ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields did not take kindly to Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren's advice that she shouldn't bring a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump's campaign or campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for allegedly shoving her at a campaign event last month. After Van Susteren wrote in a blog post on her website that "anyone encouraging this young woman to bring a lawsuit is irresponsible to her," Fields tweeted: "I think I'll pass on getting legal advice from a Trump shill. Thanks tho."
Van Susteren contends that Fields "does not want to take the stand in a civil case, subject to rigorous cross examination, that is likely to be on television to discuss a case that the DA won’t prosecute because he does not believe the evidence shows assault." "Yes, the burden of proof is less in a civil case," Van Susteren writes, "but she is just not going to win and it will be expensive and a heartache."
Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg is scheduled to announce Thursday whether Lewandowski, who was charged with simple battery for grabbing Fields, will be prosecuted. Sources tell Politico that he likely will not be.